2022-2023 Energy Seed Grant Program Research for the Energy Future

UT researchers accelerate energy tech and policy innovations through ambitious seed grant program

Sept. 20, 2022
The Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded seed grants to 17 interdisciplinary research teams to help kickstart projects that will attract federal funding and accelerate the innovations needed to reduce the impact of fossil fuels on the environment...

Call for Proposals: Economics of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Dec. 2, 2021
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wyoming issued a call for proposals on CCUS economics and policy.

What Happened At The Texas Legislature To Shore Up The State’s Power Grid?

Sept. 16, 2021
Varun Rai spoke with Texas Public Radio about the legislative response...

Planning for the Future: FERC’s Opportunity to Spur More Cost-Effective Transmission Infrastructure

Feb. 2, 2021
Report by the Americans for a Clean Energy Grid uses insights from the Full Cost of Electricity Study.
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A Hopeful Vision for the Future of Energy

Dec. 23, 2020
We describe a re-imagined vision for the common energy futures in the coming 20 years. What will it look like? 
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COVID-19, Gandhi, & the Next Energy Breakthrough

Oct. 29, 2020
As we proceed through the pandemic and approach a potential political transition, we may be on the cusp of a transformative moment for the energy sector.
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H2@Scale Project Launched in Texas

Sept. 15, 2020

From the Center for Electromechanics at UT Austin: 

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New UT Collaboration to Revolutionize the Way Methane Leaks Are Found

May 20, 2020

From UT News:

AUSTIN, Texas — A first-of-its-kind network of sensors for monitoring emissions across an oil and gas production region may soon revolutionize the way methane leaks are found.

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Workshop Examines Natural Gas Flaring Challenges, Solutions

April 30, 2020

The rapid expansion in tight oil production with its associated natural gas has made the United States the fourth largest source of flared gas in the world. The waste, emissions, and pollution caused by this flaring threatens not only the environment and human health but, ultimately, the license to operate for oil and natural gas companies. Responding effectively to the challenge of flaring requires technically and economically sound solutions that also enjoy political credibility and support.